What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner?

July 20, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, you’re just getting settled in your new house. There may be several tasks on your to-do list, from getting furniture to addressing the landscape.

Owning your first house is exciting! Don’t let that excitement sidetrack you from learning how all of the components in your home works—including your HVAC system. If you’re moving in during the hot, summer months, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your air conditioner. This will help be sure you remain comfortable in your new home during the warmer temps.

So, what should you know?

  1. Identify Your System—Make sure you have the make and model of your system. This should be labeled on the equipment itself. It will be helpful if you need to reach out to a professional for repair, routine maintenance or general questions.
  2. Get to Know the Thermostat—When it comes to maintaining indoor comfort and watching energy costs, your thermostat can be one of your best friends. Take the time to look over your thermostat to understand where you can gain efficiencies—such as programmable thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature even when you are gone.
  3. Find a Reputable HVAC Company—Ongoing maintenance is key to making sure your air conditioner continues to operate properly and identify any issues before they become costlier to fix. House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield can provide you with the service that you need, and share some tips on efficiency and how to enhance indoor air quality and home comfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Your Filter—Outside of ongoing maintenance, one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently is to switch the air filter. Air filters are usually located in the blower compartment of your furnace, in an attached filter case or in a wall-mounted return air grille.

If you have any questions about your air conditioner or concerns about the air quality or comfort levels in your home, give House of Heating Incorporated a call at 715-384-3163. If the air conditioner in your space is older and not keeping up, we can show you the wide selection of air conditioners available and find one that meets your needs and budget. And if all you want is routine maintenance, we’re here for you, too.